Atomic Fes­ti­val

30 April – 1 May Sy­well Aero­drome, UK

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Now iN its third year, the Atomic Fes­ti­val is more than sim­ply a clas­sic car show. It’s a huge vin­tage week­ender which cel­e­brates ev­ery­thing that was great about the post-WW2 era.

For fans of old mo­tors, dis­plays of hun­dreds of pre-1963 cars and bikes are the high­light. How­ever, the ac­tion-packed event also brings to­gether vin­tage air­craft aer­o­bat­ics, eighth-mile strip ac­tion from tra­di­tional drag­sters, stock cars and hot rods, rock ’n’ roll bands, DJs and danc­ing, the Wall of Death, a retro mar­ket­place, mid-cen­tury caravans, a tra­di­tional fair­ground, a rock ’n’ roller rink and even a moon-lit drive-in movie.

Northamp­ton­shire’s Art Deco-es­que Sy­well Aero­drome – an RAF base dur­ing WW2 – pro­vides the per­fect back­drop to this im­mer­sive step back to the golden era of fun and style.

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